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OFF-KILTER with Rebecca Vallas

Jan 26, 2018

Trump’s “shithole” comment may be his most blatant racist remark to date. But are his more subtle racist dog whistles even more dangerous? And why are so many people in this country so uncomfortable with using the word racist? Rebecca sits down with Cornell Brooks, a lawyer, ordained minister, and activist who formerly served as the 18th president of the NAACP, and Patrick Cokley, a longtime disability rights advocate who serves as the administrator of the LEAD ON update which provides resources on technology, employment, and education related to disability. Next, following Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ rollback of the Obama-era policy that paved the way to legal pot, Rebecca talks with Inge Frykland, a former Assistant State Attorney in Cook County who serves on the board of Law Enforcement Action Partnership, which is devoted to criminal justice reform and stopping the war on drugs. But first, The Slevinator returns with the news of the week in poverty and inequality—and an outfit made for radio—in another installment of In Case You Missed It.